Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 16th December


PDP to APC: Apologise to Nigerians on the War against Boko Haram

Following the approval of $1 billion for the war against Boko Haram, to be taken from the Excess Crude Account (ECA), the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday demanded that an apology be tendered to Nigerians by the All Progressives Congress-led federal government “for deceiving Nigerians on the state of war against Boko Haram.”


2019: INEC introduces election risk management tool

Desirous to  improve on its past electoral  performance,  the Independent National Electoral Commission  says it has evolved an  election management  system  as well as  an Election Risk  Management  tool to guard  against  pitfalls that marred  previous elections, conducted by it in the country.


Underground for 2 yrs, Tompolo still looms large in Ijaw nation

SINCE ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, went off the security radar, late 2015, following the manhunt for him by law enforcement agents, particularly the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, many thought he would have slipped into unconsciousness, but he keeps resonating in the minds of not just his relatives of Gbaramatu Kingdom, Delta State, but Ijaw nation.

The Sun

Fayose, PDP knock FG over $1bn anti-terror fund

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the approval for the release of $1billion to the Federal Government for the fight against insurgency in the North East as alarming.


Festus Keyamo gets human rights award in US

One of Nigeria’s new Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN), Festus Keyamo, has just added another feather to his myriads of professional honours. The unrepentant social crusader, critic, columnist and human rights lawyer was one of the select-few personalities of international repute that delivered papers at this year’s Africa and Middle East Peace Conference that held during the week in Washington DC, United States.


PMB Approves Purchase Of Patrol Vessels To Curb Unregulated Fishing, Boost Security

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the purchase of patrol vessels to reduce unregulated fishing activities and boost security on the country’s waterways.


Faleke, Melaye ask Kogi gov to resign over alleged double registration

REACTIONS on Friday trailed the indictment of the Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over his alleged double voter registration.

New Telegraph

I want to remain in prison, freed juvenile begs judge

A mild drama played out at the Aguata Prisons in Anambra State when a prisoner, Tobias Mbaekwe, who was granted bail by the state Chief Judge, Justice Peter Umeadi, declined to leave the prison environment despite family’s readiness to meet the bail conditions.

Daily Trust

Enugu Airport to close 3pm daily as FAAN begins runway repairs

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) yesterday commenced the repair work on the damaged runway of Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.



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